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Joy Slaughter

Award-winning author of
contemporary fiction and epic fantasy

Joy spends too much time daydreaming. She has a stack of dusty degrees shoved in a closet somewhere, a strange mixture of emergency medicine, public health, psychology, and philosophy with a to-go box of fine art photography.


She married Prince Charming, and they have seven phenomenal children who aren’t dwarves. Her home is cleaned by woodland animals which explains the mess.


She rode on ambulances and flew in helicopters and blew whistles telling people to walk, and sometimes she writes about that. She likes to sit at large windows and imagine strange worlds, and sometimes she writes about that, too.


Her third-favorite reptile is a gecko, and she hopes to one day be abducted by pirates and sail to the edge of the world.